bnoel09 (578) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a pint glass. Color is a dark ruby brown with a light tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is sweet and malty with caramel notes and maybe a hint of fruit. Taste pretty much matches the aroma. Mouthfeel is smooth and lightly carbonated. Overall a good mild winter beer. Definitely not a complex beer in taste or aroma, but extremely drinkable.
mkel07 (5162) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Copper to teak red colour with lots of roasted malt in the aroma, also some toffee aromas. The flavor is mostly is caramel with a bit of vanilla thrown in. Nice fudgey toffee finish.
kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad winter ale, very floral warm taste (not temperature ;-) ). It has a fairly bitter after taste and not in a pleasant way. Worth trying but would not be my favorite.
kassner (1549) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
quite nice on tap at unon grill, amber color, nice modest amount of spices and mellow beer beneatj. nice head and lacing
Finhead (1622) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A brownish-amber pour with an off-white head. It has a toasty aroma with some caramel. The light body has a crisp texture with lively carbonation. The taste is sweet with a fairly quick finish. A little light, but pretty good.
ronaldtheriot (1785) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale has a thin, creamy, beige head and a dark ruby red appearance with little streaming bubbles and a decent amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet tea, clean water, and not a lot else. Taste is of brown bread, white wheat, caramel, toffee, medium-roasted barley malt, brown sugar, and molasses, with a touch of bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale finishes semi-dry, crisp, and relatively easy drinking. Overall, this is very good.
rjplumer (1003) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cinnamon brown with a light tan head. Light roasted malt taste with a clean dry finish. Smell some caramel but hard to detect. Can feel a mild spiciness. Drinkable and refreshing. I’d drink this one again.
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark amber color. Sweet aroma. Notes of spices, caramel malts. Sweet flavors.
tonyth1965 (39) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like this beer. Nice spiciness, perfect color, with plenty of kick. A nice winter warmer.
SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish brown with thick tan head. Aroma seemed to have a hint of chocolate perhaps? Malty. The taste has a slightly bittersweet taste, with a smooth finish. Not bad but not as sweet as I expected from the label description.